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USITC Votes to Continue investigations Concerning Mobile Access Equipment from China

April 9, 2021
News Release 21-051
Inv. No. 701-TA-665 and 731-TA-1557 (Preliminary)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue investigations Concerning Mobile Access Equipment from China

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured  by reason of imports of mobile access equipment from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chair Jason E. Kearns, Vice Chair Randolph J. Stayin, and Commissioners David S. Johanson, Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue its investigations of imports of mobile access equipment from China, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about May 24, 2021, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about August 5, 2021.

The Commission’s public report Mobile Access Equipment from China (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-665 and 731-TA-1557 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5186, April 2021) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after May 10, 2021; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:  https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Mobile Access Equipment and Subassemblies Thereof from China
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-665 and 731-TA-1557 (Preliminary)

Product Description:  Mobile Access Equipment (MAE) consists of machines either engine- or electrically powered primarily used to lift personnel, tools, and equipment to a working height of ten feet or more. MAE consists of a variety of scissor lifts, boom lifts, and telehandlers which differ in range of height and weight capacity.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Preliminary antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners: The Coalition of American Manufacturers of Mobile Access Equipment (which is composed of JLG Industries, Inc. (“JLG”), Hagerstown, MD, and Terex Corporation (“Terex”), Redmond, WA).
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Friday, February 26, 2021.
4.   USITC Conference Date:  Friday, March 19, 2021.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Friday, April 9, 2021.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, April 12, 2021.

U.S. Industry in 2021:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  7.
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  California, Kansas, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Wisconsin.
3.   Production and related workers:  [1]
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  1
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  1
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  1

U.S. Imports in 2021:

1.   Subject imports:  1
2.   Nonsubject imports:  1
3.   Leading import sources:  China, Canada, UK.

 

[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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